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Description: An exploration of a highly innovative and exciting period of art followinghe careers of artists such as Van Eyck, Durer and Holbein. Jeffrey Chippsmith analyses the context of the time, such as the Protestant Reformationnd the discovery of the Americas. He offers the reader an insight intoomestic, civic and court life illustrated by some of the most exquisitertworks ever created. In the years from 1380 to 1580 northern Europeitnessed a period of artistic innovation as dynamic as contemporaryevelopments in Italy. Stimulated by the atmosphere of intellectual curiositybout the individual and the natural world, Northern Renaissance artists,uch as Jan van Eyck, Albrecht Durer and Hans Holbein, mastered the newechniques of oil painting and printmaking to produce some of the mostxquisite art of all time.;It was also a period of political, religious andocial turmoil, which profoundly changed the patronage, production andubject matter of art. At all levels of society art was a part of everydayife. Jeffrey Chipps Smith writes lucidly about these changes and the objects
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Phaidon Press Limited
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|The Beholder's Eye: Art, Artists and the Marketplace|
|An Emerging Reality: Court Art and the Ars Nova|
|Pride of Place: Art in the Cities|
|Tangible Success: Early Portraits and Domestic Art|
|The Inner Gaze: Private Devotional Art|
|The Well-Dressed Church: The Materialization of Faith|
|Dancing with Death: The Art of Dying Well|
|Mass Communication: Prints and Printmaking|
|Beyond Mere Craft: The Knowledgeable Artist|
|Theatre of the World: Exploring Nature and Human Nature|
|Reading Pictures: The Reformation's Challenge|
|The Artist and the Connoisseur: Courts, Cities and Collectors|